Royal Enfield Bullet 500 EFI

 

 

 

Make Model

Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 500

Year

2015 - 16

Engine

Four Stroke, single Cylinder,  OHV

Capacity

499 cc / 30.4 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 84 x 90 mm
Cooling System Air Cooled
Compression Ratio 8.5:1

Lubrication

Wet sump

Engine Oil

15W50 API, SL grade, JASO MA

Induction

Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Electrical 12V System; Headlamp 60/55W; Tail lamp 21/5W

Exhaust

One-into-one

Ignition

Electronic Ignition Keihin
Starting Electric & Kick

Max Power

20.3 kW / 27.2 hp @ 5200 rpm

Max Torque

41.3 Nm / 4.2 kgf-m / 30.5 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

Clutch

Wet, multiplate

Transmission 

5 Speed, constant mesh

Final Drive

Chain

Frame

Single downtube, engine used as stress member

Front Suspension

Telescopic, Hydraulic Damping, Stroke 130 mm wheel travel

Front Wheel Travel

130 mm / 5.1 in

Rear Suspension

Twin shocks, gas charged with 5-step adjustable preload

Rear Wheel Travel

80 mm / 3.1 in

Front Brakes

Single 280mm disc, 2 piston caliper

Rear Brakes

Drum, Ø 152 mm, single leading shoe internal expanding

Wheels

Alloy, laced wire spokes

Front Rim

3.25 x 19

Rear Rim

3.50 x 19

Front Tyre

90/90-19

Dimensions

Length: 2180 mm / 85.8 in

Width:    800 mm / 31.5 in

Height:  1080 mm / 42.5 in

Wheelbase

1370 mm / 53.9 in

Ground Clearance

135 mm / 5.3 in

Seat Height

800 mm / 31.5 in

Wet Weight

187 kg / 412 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

14.5 Litres / 3.8 US gal

The Bullet 500 EFI is the culmination of over 8 decades of legacy, of the longest running model in continuous production. Since 1932 the Bullet has mesmerized thousands all over the world with its unique styling and one of its kind feel of ride feel. The Bullet 500 EFI is a seamless pairing of the majestic Bullet styling, performance and reliability with the new technology elements like the Electronic Fuel Injection synergized seamlessly with the period styling.The Bullet 500 EFI is all about romancing with history on today's terms.

Styled in the image of its 1955 namesake, Royal Enfield's latest 500cc Bullet offers riders classic motorcycling from a brand with a pedigree stretching back to 1901. And with frugal fuel consumption of 80mpg running costs are modest too.

Valenced steel mudguards, hand-painted gold coach-lines on the petrol tank and side panels, and winged Royal Enfield badges mean that the latest incarnation of the Bullet, which has been in continuous production since 1949, could easily be mistaken for a restored machine from the 1950's. It even runs on Avon Speedmaster tyres. Like its predecessors, it is powered by a 499cc single cylinder engine with a bore and stroke of 84mm x 90mm. However, the engine is Royal Enfield's new unit construction design, introduced in 2009, with 5-speed gearbox and wet multiplate clutch, for fuss-free gear changes. The traditional chrome silencer contains a catalytic converter, so the Bullet 500 meets tough Euro 3 emissions regulations too.

Brakes, suspension and electrical system have all been updated; the 280mm front disc brake provides reliable stopping power, gas filled rear shock absorbers give a smoother ride and the 12-volt electrics power the halogen headlight, indicators and starter motor. In fact the Bullet 500 is one of the few modern motorcycles to give owners a choice of both kick and electric starting.

Some features:

•Styled after the iconic Bullet 350
•Classic one-color design with winged tank badge
•All-new, fully-integrated unit construction engine
•Improved suspension, higher cruising speeds, and better handling
•Incredible 85 mpg fuel economy*
•Built to meet Euro III and other modern emissions standards